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“Antipsychotic drugs are an important treatment for patients with certain mental health conditions. However, the FDA has warned that antipsychotic medications are associated with an increased risk of death when used in elderly patients with dementia and the medications have side effects.” #dementia #antipsychotics

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LeadingAge Minnesota Announces Pharmacogenetic Pilot Program.

Dr. Linda Shell, in conjunction with PGx Medical launched a pilot program for pharmacogenetics in the field of aging services. For more information, or to be part of this pilot program, visit: http://www.lindashell.com/pharmacogenetics/

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More than one in five U.S. nursing home residents are given antipsychotic medications. #pharmacogenetics #antipsychotics

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The PGx Medical Story...

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There has to be a simple test that reduces "trial and error", reduces cost of medications, and improves outcomes. There is such a thing...Solutions Via Pharmacogenetics.

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When I’m asked “why pharmacogenetics testing makes sense?” my response is “based on the information available, and potential impact, why doesn’t it make sense?” Pharmacogenetics is an innovative tool that has the potential to transform the process of medication management in long term care, reduce polypharmacy, and ensure the efficacy of medications. ~ Dr. Linda Shell

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We are honored to be speaking at the Senior Care Pharmacy Clinical Conference today! If you have an upcoming conference or event in the field of aging services and would like to request a speaker, email us at info@pgxmed.com.
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Some industry resources say the sixth measure may come sooner, than later. “There are tools and resources available at no cost to help in the reduction of unnecessary medications. Now would be a good time to implement those programs before the measure is incorporated into the nursing homes,” said Clay Bullard, President of PGx Medical. info@pgxmed.com or 405.509.5112

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A consultant pharmacist can identify at-risk patients, work with their physicians to manage test results, and offer ongoing medication therapy management services afterwards. For more information: info@pgxmed.com or 405-509-5112
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